“Women milk the cows at home, so my mothers take turns. We have many cows, so we have a lot of milk. We use the milk for tea and we also drink it.” In Maasai culture it is not uncommon to have more than one wife—the entire family helps care for the homestead and roles are divided amongst family members.
“This is my grandmother and cousin in our kitchen garden at home.” Good greens are growing in more than just the school garden. Caren’s mom recently started her own kitchen garden to harvest kale and save the money she would normally spend at the market. Her grandmother lives with them and is key to the farm’s success.